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    Using the right blend of wit and praise to introduce a reader at the Jerome Stern Distinguished Writers Series is a thoughtful process.

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    Her return to college to study literature and writing motivated the 2009 alumna to embark on a journey to publish her book, fueled by the encouragement from her professors.

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  • Sigma Tau Delta expands organization's membership

    The Florida State University English Honor Society promotes community involvement and a love of literacy.

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    English department graduate students bring a variety of experiences and goals to Queer Studies Reading Group.

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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

IDEA

The sophomore English major's research is a literature review focusing on autism intervention through virtual reality. This study allows Justus to do research that engages her interest in both psychology and literature.

IDEA grant

The senior English major in the Literature, Media and Culture Program worked closely with English Professor Maxine Montgomery on her IDEA Grant project in addition to research on African-American literature.

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The Florida State University scholar society inducted seven new members.

Morris Young

Young, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, presented his paper titled “The Rhetorical Legacies of Chinese Exclusion: Appeals, Protests, and Becoming Chinese American.” Young also spoke about his past and future research interests.

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New RWC coordinator Jude Marr brings a varied academic background and familiarity with many types of writing to help students become better writers in general, not just with academics.

Jacqueline Suskin

A student in FSU's English department in the 2000s, alumna Jacqueline Suskin made a name for herself writing poetry with a relic from the 1950s

Paul Shields, who earned his Ph.D. from FSU in 2005, reflects back on his years of studying with Professor Stan Gontarski and learning more about Samuel Beckett.

Emma Moody

When Emma Moody was in high school, she received a camera as a gift. She turned that present into a way to see the world through a caring and creative perspective.

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Co-founders Caroline Butler and Parker Logan created the Undergraduate Reading Series, which gives four writers 20 minutes to share their work, both fiction and poetry writing, in front of the audience.

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Student journalists have an outlet to learn more about the field and to network with others who are seeking jobs in the industry.

Student Profiles

Angela Lertkiratikul

Angela K. Lertkiratikul is currently a senior majoring in English with a focus in Editing, Writing, and Media and minoring in biology.

Suzanne Raybuck

Suzanne Raybuck is an Honors student and Presidential Scholar in her sophomore year at Florida State University and is pursuing dual degrees in English with a concentration in Editing, Writing and Media and Information Technology.

David Advent

David Advent is in his senior year at Florida State University, double majoring in English with a concentration in Literature and International Affairs...

Erin Christopher

A third-year senior from Lexington, Kentucky, Erin came to Florida State University to study English with a concentration in Creative Writing for her major. . .

Mae Espinosa

Mae is a junior dual degree student who is studying English Literature with a Communications minor, as well as earning a double major in Political Science and International Affairs. In the fall of 2018, Mae starts her honors thesis...

Rosalind Helsinger

In her freshman year, Rosalind organized the start of a campus Shakespeare Club because she realized there was not a student outlet to unite the literary and theatrical aspects of Shakespeare...

Colby Blackwill

Colby recently was awarded an IDEA grant for his honors thesis. English Professor James Kimbrell is supervising Colby’s thesis...

Talise Burton

Talise Burton is a senior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and she is earning a minor in Entrepreneurship. As a 2018 IDEA Grant recipient...

Catherine Buckler

Catherine Buckler graduated in May 2018 with an English degree (Editing, Writing and Media track) and minors in Philosophy and Film Studies...

Nicole Tripodis

Nicole is a junior English major studying on the Editing, Writing, and Media track, with a minor in Art History. She has spent the past two summers in New York City as an intern...

Rebecca Barton

In her sophomore year at Florida State University, Rebecca had the privilege of participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)...